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Welcome to Harbortown Rotary
Duluth Harbortown

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Kitchi Gammi Club
831 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802
United States of America
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You are invited!
Explore “Imagination to Action” at this year’s District 5580 One Summit, formerly known as One Rotary Summit.  One Summit is designed for all members of Rotary – new and experienced Rotarians and Rotaractors – to come together and share discussion about service opportunities and the relationship of Membership, Public Image, and The Rotary Foundation.
5 Reasons to attend the One Summit: Imagination to Action
In the breakout sessions, attendees will have opportunities to learn from the very best – other Rotarians and Rotaractors.
Sessions on talking Rotary and local leadership via service help you develop skills that will help you strengthen the voice of Rotary where you live and work.
This one-of-a-kind session gives you the opportunity to lean in and learn from one another.
“Imagination to Action” offers you tools and training to enrich your own and club members’ Rotary lives.
“Imagination to Action” helps your club honor accomplishments and contributions of all who perform Service above Self.

Join Harbortown at our next hands-on event at New Hope for Families (1028 East 8th Street Duluth, MN 55805) on Wednesday, February 8th from 7:30am - 9:00am. 
Rotarians will inventory and organize the refrigerators, freezers. and storage shelves and take things to the dumpster.
There is a lot we can do to help out, and we accomplish the tasks one at a time. New Hope for Families is grateful for any and all help we can provide.
If you happen to have a label maker, please bring it along.
Questions? Call Merry Wallin (218.591.1466) or Kevin Anderson (218.591.0261).
Interested in learning more about New Hope for Families mission and vision? Check out their website below.
Mission: Our mission is to build a network of foster care families and support them in their needs without discrimination.
Vision: To have more foster families than children in need of foster care.
Thank you for all you do, Merry Wallin

District Governor Kay Biga has arranged for a wonderful opportunity for our Rotary Clubs!  
The February 2 performance of Glass Menagerie at the Duluth Playhouse will be designated as Rotary Night. The entire Playhouse will be dedicated to Rotary members and their guests. There are no tickets required for this evening event. This is the night before the play opens to the public!
The Glass Menagerie Rotary Night Event, February 2, 2023
          Doors Open with refreshments and a cash bar as a time to visit with each other. 
7:00pm          Theatre Doors open guests can begin to take their seats. 
7:30pm          Start of Show - The Glass Menagerie runs about 2.25 hours in length with one 15 min intermission. 
THE GLASS MENAGERIE By Tennessee Williams - Considered one of the most significant plays in modern theatrical history, THE GLASS MENAGERIE brought a brilliant young writer named Tennessee Williams to national attention when it premiered on Broadway in 1945. More than seventy-five years later, Williams' most personal work for the stage continues to captivate and resonate with audiences around the world.
What a great opportunity to socialize, meet and mingle with other Rotarians, and enjoy an evening at the Playhouse! Please share this information with your Club and include it in your newsletter. 
Questions? Contact: 
Elaine Hansen                                                                                                                                                              

SAVE THE DATE for Friday, February 24th at 7:00pm!
Harbortown will enjoy a night out at Amsoil Arena as the UMD Bulldogs face off against the Miami Redhawks. Family members welcome! Tickets are $17.00 each and seats will be grouped together.  
To RSVP: Please contact Chloe Strand (218.340.2531 or
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Harbortown Rotary hosted its Annual Fireside Meeting on Wednesday, January 18th. Committee chairs provided updates to club members, and Chad Roberts was recognized as the winner of the Ugly Sweater Holiday Party Contest! 
The club also voted to approved President Elect, Tony Hanson's July 2023 - June 2024 slate of officers.
President - Tony Hansen
President Elect - Charity Johnson
Past President - Mary Durward
Secretary - Casey Nies
Treasurer - Mark Fredrickson
Community Service - Lisa Mitchell-Krocak
International Service - Nathan Sager
New Generations - Christian Koelling
Club Service / Public Relations - Chloe Strand
Membership - Chad Roberts
Fundraising - Rob Haglin
Sergeant-at-Arms - Lexi Lanigan

Imagine! 2023 is the first-ever Tri-District Conference for Rotarians and Rotaractors from International Districts 5580, 5950, and 5960. Pack your bags and get ready for an engaging weekend filled with education, camaraderie, celebration, inspiration, personal growth, and fun!

By participating in this one-of-a-kind event, your club will be measurably stronger, healthier, and happier in the year to come. Your ticket gives you full access to the entire conference, and guests are invited to fully participate.


Harbortown's Super Bowl Picks Football Board is out! 
If you are interested in purchasing a square or two, please let Kevin Anderson know (

Mark your calendars for Harbortown's upcoming hands on projects and gatherings!
Calendar 2023 image 1
  • January:
    • Wednesday 1/25/23
      • New Generations Committee Junior Rotarian Breakfast (7:15am at the Kitchi Gammi Club)
  • February
    • Thursday 2/2/23
      • Join Rotary for a night out at the Duluth Playhouse for a free private showing of The Glass Menagerie (6:00pm - 9:00pm, 211 E. Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802)
    • Wednesday 2/8/23
      • New Hope for Families Hands-On Project (7:30am - 9:00am, 1028 East 8th Street, Duluth, MN 55805)
        Harbortown will inventory and organize the refrigerators, freezers, and storage shelves and take things out to the dumpster, as needed. 
        If you happen to have a label maker, please bring it along.
        Questions: Merry Wallin (218.591.1466) or Kevin Anderson (218.591.0261)
    • Friday 2/24/23
      • UMD Hockey Harbortown Social Outing! (7:00pm, Amsoil Arena) 
        Join Harbortown on our February club social outing as the UMD Bulldogs face off against the Miami Redhawks. Significant others welcome! To RSVP: Please contact Chloe Strand (218.340.2531 or

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